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    by Published on 05-25-2012 08:07 PM
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    Fancy yourself a shutterbug? Always have your BlackBerry smartphone or Playbook at the ready? Have that artistic eye? Well then the Inside BlackBerry Blog's latest idea is just for you. Five Pic Friday is just what it sounds like. Five Pictures posted each Friday from BlackBerry users ...
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    by Published on 05-25-2012 05:25 AM
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    One of the best innovations of BlackBerry 7 phones is the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) to the hardware of the phone design. RIM is making inroads in partnering with carriers and corporations to provide NFC customer support.

    RIM's latest venture with Orange ...
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    by Published on 05-24-2012 03:29 PM
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    The U.S. Dept of Defense has officially approved all BlackBerry 7 devices. This comes to no surprise as we recently reported that a half a million federal workers, including the President, are still glued to their BlackBerry devices. Also, the United Kingdom, and the land down under, Australia, approved BlackBerry 7 devices in the last couple weeks as well. Perhaps all this hype lately is tied to the fact that BlackBerry 10 is coming soon, and those who thought they may want to change their government device to the iPhone or Android are finally coming to whits end again. Are you a government worker with a BlackBerry?

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    by Published on 05-24-2012 10:25 AM
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    Asia is really becoming the hot bed for BlackBerry these days. With huge sales in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries, RIM is making it's presence felt in major ways. Today, RIM announced that two new BlackBerry 7 devices, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and the BlackBerry Curve ...
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    by Published on 05-24-2012 09:09 AM
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    The Beta Zone gave us a new Facebook for BlackBerry update yesterday and today, Twitter for BlackBerry follows through with one of their own. T4BB v3.1.0.8 brings with it some new a couple of new features that were sorely needed.

    Visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone to download Twitter for BlackBerry v3.1.0.8!"

    Check out what's been added to the latest Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones client!

    *Updated Tweet Details Screen - Clicking a Tweet now brings you to a content-rich Tweet details screen, designed to give you more information around the Tweet. Geotagged Tweets will show mini maps, Tweeted photos will appear larger, and Twitter conversations will be easier to follow. In addition, you will be able to see who’s Retweeted a Tweet, and by whom it has been Retweeted. To see a person’s profile screen, just click the profile picture again.

    *Undo Retweet - You can now undo a Retweet that you may have mistakenly Retweeted.You can undo a Retweet by using familiar actions used to delete a Tweet. In addition, the new Tweet details screen allows you to select the Retweet button to undo a Retweet.

    *Right to Left Language Support

    *Additional Languages - Finnish, Arabic & Hebrew


    *Discuss this in the forums


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    by Published on 05-24-2012 05:26 AM
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    Instant messaging has become the norm for mobile users. It seems as though texting, instant messaging and email have almost replaced the phone call. BBM has long been the a strong point for RIM, and has proven to be popular among today's youth. Despite its popularity some question its ability to maintain its position as the instant-messaging, due to RIM's recent struggle.

    With over 55 million users worldwide BBM is clearly the preferred instant-messaging client, but that has not stopped the competition from moving in on this reach new market. Apple, Samsung, and third party vendors have all jumped on the opportunity to cater to consumers instant messaging fix. Apples iMessage has been slowly gaining popularity among its iPhone users while WhatApp Messenger has been gaining popularity across all platforms.

    So what plans does RIM have for BBM? For starters its does plan on making it a part of its next generation BB 10 platform. But what about the competition? Can we expect BBM to run on other platforms in the near future? The answer to the latter may be a solid no.

    According to the Wall Street Journal RIM had plans to license out its proprietary network before now CEO Thorsten Heins, came on board. A project formed by former Co-CEO's Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, code-name " SMS 2.0" would open up RIM's network to other smartphone makers. SMS 2.0 would license BBM as a service to these other smartphone makers, and allow RIM to make a profit off of licensing fees and support. RIM even acquired the popular messaging company called LiveProfile. However, the project was quickly squashed when newly appointed CEO Thorsten Heins decided that the company should not go with any licensing deals.

    BBM is an important part of the BlackBerry brand, and is one of the things that separates it from other smartphones. RIM will need to concentrate on perfecting the BBM application on its BB 10 line of devices. Consumers will be expecting a BBM client that runs just as smooth as their current BlackBerry device.



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    by Published on 05-23-2012 05:17 PM
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    The Research In Motion shuffle continues. According to the WSJ, Patrick Spence, RIM's Head of Global Sales, has resigned the company after 14 years of work. Spence had been with RIM search 1998 and, in many people's opinions, was one of the strongest VPs RIM has had.

    The move, although surprising, can't be too shocking especially after the appointment of a new COO and CMO two weeks ago, it's evident RIM is changing a lot.

    In an official statement, a RIM spokesperson confirmed the news:

    "I can confirm that Patrick Spence, Head of Global Sales for Research In Motion, has resigned following 14 years of service. Patrick will be taking on a leadership position in a different industry. The sales function will report directly into Kristian Tear, our newly appointed COO when he starts this summer. In the interim, the sales function will report to [CEO] Thorsten Heins."
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 04:56 PM
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    Latin American BlackBerry users will now have two more OS 7+ devices to choose from now that Research In Motion has officially announced the release of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and Curve 9320 in that region.

    As we know, targeting emerging markets are one of RIM's top priorities. Making sure that BlackBerry's presence remains in these markets will also be helped by the launch of these two extra economical devices.

    Packed with OS 7.1 out of the box, the BlackBerry Curve will surely make a lot of people happy for a relatively low price.

    As soon as carriers start announcing dates and price details we will be sure to pass them on to you guys!

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    by Published on 05-23-2012 01:02 PM
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    The Facebook for
    BlackBerry
    beta has been updated in the Beta Zone this afternoon. Check out the change log below and
    head to the Beta Zone to update!

    The following issues have been fixed and implemented in Facebok for
    BlackBerry smartphones
    version 3.1.0.11:

    • Delete Prior Messages in Inbox leads to uncaught exception
    • Unable to views comments
    • With Wi-Fi only connection on BIS SN devices user should be able to view photos
    • Likes count incorrect in Likes list if launched from stagnant comment screen
    • Can not cancel selection via the 'back' button
    • User photos mixed in FB message view
    • Group name appears in the group wall
    • Group Support : refresh of group wall is missing refresh animation
    • Bad error message when posting on a Group without permission
    • Groups are not translated in Hindi
    • Finnish -Some missed translations on the Groups pages
    • Accessibility: Status updates are not being read
    • WiLAN event is not being processed correctly when radio is low or changed
    • Removal of phone number request feature
    • Update help URLs for Facebook 3.1
    • Parser Error when I create comment with many returns between lines
    • Remove welcome notification and message
    • No ID for all the buttons in Facebook
    • GCM icons are cutoff on low res devices
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 12:04 PM
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    RIM has been doing many things lately in regards to marketing. Their latest efforts they are intended to woo the business user to upgrade to an OS 7 device. RIM has even created a new website at Upgrade Me Now | BlackBerry 7 which is designed to help enterprise users convince their IT
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 03:15 AM
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    If you are a fan of Magmic's Poker & BlackJack card games for BlackBerry, you may already be aware that they currently have a Chip Sale for BlackJack King. The Chips are available for purchase within the app. I'll be honest, I faithfully play BlackJack King every day almost sacrilegiously & this sale is quite exciting for my in-game bankroll!

    • 250,000 chips – $6.99
    • 1,000,000 chips – $14.99
    • 4,000,000 chips – $39.99
    • 10,000,000 chips – $79.99
    • 50,000,000 chips – $99.99
    • 200,000,000 chips – $299.99

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    by Published on 05-23-2012 02:16 AM
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    Research In Motion has officially added the ability to register for their BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour stops in North America & Europe. The European leg of the tour starts in less than a week, so you'll want to register ASAP. A limited number of BlackBerry® 10 Dev Alpha devices will be available to qualified developers at each city in the World Tour.

    North America
    June 5 – Austin, TX, USA
    June ...
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    by Published on 05-22-2012 05:54 PM
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    Earlier this year Alec Saunders caused quite the stir when he mentioned that RIM was considering removing the ability to side-load. He quickly cleared things up with a blog post regarding the issue, explaining that RIM would be taking some steps to help minimize piracy. Earlier this week RIM's Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog posted some key points regarding the PlayBook OS 2.0.1 and its built-in protection for developers. The constant battle of piracy has plagued just about every developer and have left company's like RIM as their wits-end just trying to figure out how to combat it.

    For any company to say that its main goal is to eliminate piracy, is just plain silly. Unfortunately piracy is here to stay. However, they can do things to minimize piracy. RIM like other companies have developed ways that make it harder for users to pirate developers apps.

    With the PlayBook's OS 2.0.1 RIM has developed some application protection in hopes that it will slow down the steady stream of piracy. RIM has added a couple new features like the linking of BlackBerry ID's to backup files. This prevents the sharing of backup files between users. RIM has also added the encryption of backup files. RIM is taking the right steps to insure that developers get treated fairly. Make sure you head on over to the Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog for more information.


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    by Published on 05-22-2012 05:35 PM
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    Official OS 7.1.0.428 from Smartone HK has reached the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 today. If you are lucky enough to have a Porsche Design P’9981 in your hands, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. Be sure to let us know how it works for you!

    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

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    by Published on 05-22-2012 10:13 AM
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    App World vendors have received an email today from RIM which outlines a few changes and additions in how App World categories will be laid out. Check them out below!

    They key category changes and additions include:

    • News: The News category has been expanded to include magazines. This category is now called News and Magazines and includes Blogs as a subcategory.
    • Beta: The Beta category is discontinued. The apps located the Beta category have been moved to relevant categories.
    • Reference and eBooks & Education: The Books and Reference category has been divided in to separate categories so that these are now individual categories respectively. The Reference category includes Education. This new category is Education & Reference.
    • Shopping: The Shopping category has been renamed Lifestyle.
    • Maps & Navigation: The Maps & Navigation category now includes Travel and has been renamed Navigation and Travel.
    • Music Creation (*NEW*): There is a new subcategory Music Creation available under the Music and Audio category.
    • Children’s Categories (*NEW*): There are two new children’s focused categories:
      • New Children’s Games category within the Games Channel
      • New Children’s Books subcategory within the Books category
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